Understanding how well your tables and indexes fit to buffer pool are often very helpful to understand why some queries are IO bound and others not – it may be because the tables and indexes they are accessing are not in cache, for example being washed away by other queries. MySQL Server does […]Read more
Innodb/XtraDB tables do benefit from being reorganized often. You can get data physically laid out in primary key order as well as get a better feel for the primary key and index pages, and so use less space, it’s just that MySQL OPTIMIZE TABLE might not be the best way to do it.
Why you […]
One data point which is very helpful but surprisingly few people have is the history of the table sizes. Projection of data growth is very important component for capacity planning and simply watching the growth of space used on partition is not very helpful.
Now as MySQL 5.0+ has information schema collecting and keeping […]
Some Applications need to store some transient data which is frequently regenerated and MEMORY table look like a very good match for this sort of tasks. Unfortunately this will bite when you will be looking to add Replication to your environment as MEMORY tables do not play well with replication. (more…)Read more
I recently worked on upgrading MySQL from one of very early MySQL 5.0 versions to Percona Server 5.1. This was a classical upgrade scenario which can cause surprises. Master and few slaves need to be upgraded. It is a shared database used by tons of applications written by many people […]Read more